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It is Flu season but there are other dieases and infections that may be discussed in the news or among students. Norovirus, Mono, Conjuntivitis, Meningitis are some of them. Some of these illnesses can knock you flat for 5 to 10 days or more. Check out Campus Health's Disease Surveillance pages for more information about these diagnoses. Getting your flu vaccine is the single most effective way to prevent the flu. While influenza vaccinations cannot provide 100 percent protection, they can lessen the severity and duration of symptoms. Washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and keeping away from others' germs can also help keep you from getting the flu and other viruses. Still have questions? Call SHS at (215) 746-3535 during our hours of operation to speak with a nurse. After hours, a clinican is on call to answer urgent matters.
Penn is tobacco free! To learn more about this important initiative, especially on how Penn students were involved, watch this video. Interested in smoking cessation resources available to Penn students? Look here. You can schedule an appointment online or call (215-746-3535) to see our smoking cessation counselor; appointments are free and unliminted.
There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. The only US manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, has very tight restrictions on the vaccine supply. Currently, SHS has limited availability of the Yellow Fever vaccine, which will be given in strict accordance with CDC recommendations. Please call to discuss your travel plans should they be to areas where the vaccine is required.
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